2011-12 Women's Basketball News

September 18, 2012
UMW Women's Basketball and Soccer Teams Volunteer at Riverfest
The University of Mary Washington’s women’s basketball and soccer teams got their hands dirty this weekend while volunteering at the Friends of the Rappahannock Riverfest. Members of each program assisted guests by handing out buckets of crabs in this all-you-can-eat crab feast and auction fundraiser.

April 18, 2012
Deena Applebury and Shaka Smart to Speak at Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro Basketball Dinner on April 23
VCU men's basketball coach Shaka Smart and Mary Washington women's coach Deen Applebury will be the guest speakers at The Times-Dispatch All-Metro banquet, which will be held on April 23 at the Hilton Holtel and Spa in Short Pump.

March 18, 2012
Wimmer Named D3Hoops.com All-American
HOLLAND, Mich.– The 15th annual D3hoops.com women's basketball All-America team has been announced, stemming from nominations for the D3hoops.com All-Region team. Mary Washington senior Katie Wimmer was named a fourth team selection after leading the Eagles to a 30-1 record.

March 16, 2012
Applebury Named Finalist for WBCA National Coach of the Year
ATLANTA (March 16, 2012) – Judith Blinstrub of Babson College (Babson Park, Mass.), Melissa West of Hartwick College (Oneonta, N.Y.), Deena Applebury of the University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg, Va.), Yvonne Kauffman of Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown, Pa.), Wendie Austin-Robinson of Centre College (Danville, Ky.), Suzy Venet of the University of Mount Union (Alliance, Ohio), Aaron Roussell of the University of Chicago and Michael Meek of George Fox University (Newberg, Ore.) are the 2012 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA Division III Regional Coaches of the Year, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association office announced today.

March 16, 2012
UMW's McRae, Wimmer Named to D3Hoops.com All-Region, Richmond Times-Dispatch All-State Teams
After leading the University of Mary Washington women's basketball team to a 30-1 record in what was the best winning percentage in school history, senior guards Jenna McRae and Katie Wimmer continue to accumulate postseason awards.

March 10, 2012
#7 UMW Women's Basketball Falls to #3 George Fox in NCAA Tourney Sectional Final
Third-ranked George Fox University shot a remarkable 53.1% from the field in topping seventh-ranked University of Mary Washington, 68-45, on Saturday evening at the Anderson Center in Fredericksburg, Va

March 9, 2012
#7 UMW Women's Basketball Edges #17 Lebanon Valley, 46-41, to Advance to NCAA Sectional Final
The seventh-ranked University of Mary Washington women's basketball team edged 17th ranked Lebanon Valley College, 46-41, in the sectional semifinals of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament on Friday night at the Anderson Center.

March 4, 2012
UMW Women's Basketball to Host NCAA Tournament Sectional Rounds on March 9-10
The University of Mary Washington women's basketball team will host the sectional rounds of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament in Fredericksburg on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10.

March 3, 2012
McRae, Witmer Lead #7 UMW Women's Basketball Past Messiah in NCAA Tourney 2nd Round, 53-50
Senior Jenna McRae scored a game-high 20 points and freshman Amanda Witmer scored a career-high 10 off the bench to lead the seventh-ranked University of Mary Washington women's basketball team to a come-from-behind 53-50 win over Messiah College on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament at the Anderson Center

March 2, 2012
#7 UMW Women's Basketball Tops Keuka in NCAA Tournament 1st Round
Senior guard Katie Wimmer scored 16 first half points as seventh-ranked Mary Washington built a 27-6 halftime lead, and the Eagles held on in the second half for a 39-32 victory over resilient Keuka College in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament on Friday at the William M. Anderson Center.

February 27, 2012
UMW Women's Basketball to Host NCAA Tournament 1st & 2nd Rounds This Weekend
The University of Mary Washington women's basketball team will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division III tournament this weekend at the William M. Anderson Center.

February 25, 2012
#7 UMW Women's Basketball Tops York, 50-46, for 2012 CAC Championship
Senior guard Katie Wimmer scored 15 points, and classmate Jenna McRae added 14 to pace the seventh-ranked University of Mary Washington women's basketball team to a 50-46 win over visiting York College to claim the 2012 Capital Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon at the William M. Anderson Center.

February 23, 2012
#7 UMW Women's Basketball Defeats Marymount 64-62, Advance to CAC Championship
Finishing the regular season with an undefeated 25-0 record was a huge accomplishment for Deena Applebury's University of Mary Washington Eagles.

February 18, 2012
#7 UMW Women's Basketball Tops Wesley, 97-47, to Cap Undefeated Regular Season
Senior guard Jenna McRae scored a game-high 21 points, and seniors Katie Wimmer and Claire Brooks each added 17 to lead the seventh-ranked University of Mary Washington women's basketball team to a 97-47 win at Wesley College on Saturday, capping the Eagles' undefeated run through the regular season with a perfect 25-0 record.

February 16, 2012
UMW Women's Basketball Featured on NCAA Division III Facebook Page
The University of Mary Washington women's basketball team will look to complete a perfect regular season on Saturday at Wesley College, and that game is one of the voting choices for this week's Game of the Week on the NCAA Division III's Facebook page

February 15, 2012
#7 UMW Women's Basketball Tops Stevenson, 64-30 to Move to 24-0
The seventh-ranked University of Mary Washington women's basketball team moved to within one win of a perfect regular season with a 64-30 win over Stevenson University on Wednesday night at the Anderson Center. Senior guard Jenna McRae led the way with 16 points for the Eagles, now 24-0 overall and 15-0 in Capital Athletic Conference play.

February 11, 2012
#7 UMW Women's Basketball Tops York, 54-48; Improves to 23-0

February 8, 2012
UMW Women Climb to 7th in USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll

February 8, 2012
#7 UMW Women's Basketball Remains Unbeaten; Tops Hood, 53-47

February 7, 2012
UMW Women's Basketball Climbs to 8th in D3hoops.com National Poll

February 4, 2012
#9 UMW Women's Basketball Grounds Sea Gulls, 52-23

February 1, 2012
Applebury Named DIII News Coach of the Month for January

January 31, 2012
UMW Women's Basketball Featured on NCAA.com and D3hoops.com

January 30, 2012
McRae Repeats as CAC Player of the Week

January 28, 2012
Eagles Fly Away From Seahawks In Second Half, 66-48

January 25, 2012
#9 Eagles Use Suffocating Defense to Beat Marymount (Va.) 53-40

January 23, 2012
McRae Shares CAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week

January 21, 2012
McRae's 19 Leads UMW Women Past Frostburg; Eagles Improve to 18-0

January 18, 2012
#9 UMW Women's Basketball Tops Hood, 66-35, to Improve to 17-0

January 17, 2012
UMW Women's Basketball Rises to Ninth in USA Today/ESPN Division III Coaches Poll

January 16, 2012
UMW Women's Basketball Rises to #11 in D3hoops.com Poll; Men Receive Votes for Third Time
The University of Mary Washington women's basketball team rose to #11 in the nation in this week's D3hoops.com national poll, up five spots from last week, while the Eagle men, with a two-game lead in the Capital Athletic Conference, were among those receiving votes for the third time this season in the polls released on Monday night.

January 16, 2012
#11/#13 UMW Women's Basketball Tops Ferrum, 75-64, to Improve to 16-0

January 14, 2012
#13 UMW Women's Basketball Tops Wesley, 66-27, to Improve to 15-0

January 11, 2012
Brooks' 15 Leads #13 UMW Women's Basketball Past St. Mary's, 67-37

January 10, 2012
UMW's Dye Named CAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week

January 9, 2012
McRae Leads #15 UMW Women Past Lehman, 81-41

January 8, 2012
Applebury to Appear on D3Hoops.com's Hoopsville Sunday at 8 p.m.

January 7, 2012
#15 UMW Tops York, 59-42, for Applebury's 200th Win

January 4, 2012
Dye Leads #15/#18 UMW Women's Basketball Past Salisbury, 70-37

January 4, 2012
UMW Women's Basketball Moves to 15th in WBCA Poll, 18th in D3Hoops.com Poll; Ranks #1 in Scoring Defense